Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs winger Steve Turner has today announced his retirement from rugby league, effective immediately.
The Cambridge Park and Cranebrook Panthers junior has made the decision off the back of a debilitating knee injury that is hampering his ability to train and play to the best of his ability.
The former Panthers, Storm and now Bulldogs player played a total of 161 matches (Panthers 2, Storm 105, Bulldogs 54) after making his debut for the Panthers against the Storm in round 23 of season 2002.
Turner, 28, also made one appearance for City Origin in season 2012 and also represented New South Wales on one occasion throughout the 2008 series.
Although young enough to continue playing, Turner’s knee is causing him a lot of pain and he does not wish to continue in his current state.